Patents by Inventor Lewis J. Levine

Lewis J. Levine has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200015832
    Abstract: A system for performing a medical procedure comprises: a retraction device for maintaining an opening into a patient's mouth; a tool for performing the medical procedure; and an articulating probe. The retraction device comprises a tissue manipulation element. The articulating probe delivers the tool through the retractor-maintained opening, alongside the tissue manipulation element, and to a target location of the patient. Methods and retractor devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Lewis J. Levine, Richard Owen Kuenzler, Jamie Matthew Maietta, Liam O'Shea, Richard L. Walker, JR., Thomas Smith, Giorgio Brusa, R. Maxwell Flaherty, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 7097357
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for improved registration of image and navigation references used in image-guided operations. Certain embodiments of the system include an image acquisition device for obtaining at least one image of an object, a first calibration fixture positioned in relation to the image acquisition device, and a second calibration fixture positioned in relation to the object. The position data from first calibration fixture is used to form a characterization of the image acquisition device, which is corrected by position data from the second calibration fixture. In an embodiment, a first calibration fixture is affixed to a C-arm camera and a smaller second calibration fixture is affixed to a patient. Data from the first and second calibration fixtures is used with tracking data to calibrate the image acquisition data and register reference points in image and navigation reference frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Douglas Karl Johnson, Lewis J. Levine
  • Patent number: 4454592
    Abstract: The specification discloses a word processing system having a keyboard (10), a display (20), a processor (14) and a random access memory (22) for storing data and programs. The display (20) includes a first text area (24) wherein text entered through the keyboard is displayed. The display also includes a prompt line (26) through which all input between the operator and the word processing system occurs. The system provides deadkey compression wherein the depression of selected deadkeys on the keyboard causes the automatic generation of a required backspace in order to enable the construction of a diacritic character and the display of the constructed diacritic character in either the text display area (24) or the prompt line (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1984
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William C. Cason, Freddie R. White, Thomas L. Adam, Lewis J. Levine
  • Patent number: 4445795
    Abstract: An improved method and apparatus in an interactive text processing system for creating documents by selectively merging text data from two or more text records by signalling the location in a document at which the insert of text data is to be added, displaying a Merge Tasks Menu which provides an option for executing a merge operation in response to either Switch Code or Named Variable control codes, specifying the identification and location of the text data comprising the Shell Document and the Fill-In Document, and executing the Merge operation based on the specified data and Merge control mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1984
    Assignee: International Business Machines
    Inventors: Lewis J. Levine, Kenneth O. Shipp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4441829
    Abstract: An improved method in an interactive text processing system for creating/revising documents by adding a multi-page insert of text data at a specified location in the document comprising displaying the document, signalling to the system the location within the document into which the text data is to be copied, specifying to the system the identification and location within the document into which the text data is to be copied, specifying to the system the identification and location of the insert text data, scanning the insert text data for INCLUDE instructions, resolving the INCLUDE instructions prior to adding the text data into the document, and copying the specified text data into the document at the signalled location. In a specific embodiment, text data up to ten pages can be copied and up to five levels of nested INCLUDE instructions can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1981
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Assignee: International Business Machines
    Inventors: Raymond A. Hebert, Jr., Lewis J. Levine, Kenneth O. Shipp, Jr.